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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting

Quilt-As-You-Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial – Part Two

Continued from Part One of the Quilt-As-You-Go Stocking Tutorial To make the hanging loop: Baste the interfacing onto the wrong side of the hanging loop. Fold loop, right sides together and stitch along long edge using a ¼ inch seam allowance. To turn right side out, place safety pin in folded edge of one end of the loop. Turn pin…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Quilt-As-You-Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial – Part One

Using your favourite stocking pattern, cut 2 stockings from a light weight, light coloured cotton fabric. I used a print with a white background that was leftover from another project but if you are going to be using any light coloured fabric strips for the quilting, I would recommend a solid fabric for this.  Otherwise the print may show through.…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

Christmas on a Budget – Make Your Own Christmas Stockings

Have you seen the price of Christmas stockings?  Not the plain red ones with a bit of fake fur at the top (our kids had these when they were little) and can be picked up at the dollar store.   I’m talking about the really nice ones.  I’ve seen them priced anywhere from $20 on up. You can make your own…

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Happy Thanksgiving

I’d like to wish all our friends and neighbours and everyone else in the US a very Happy And Blessed Thanksgiving. Since we are busy packing for our move, I’m not cooking the big traditional Thanksgiving dinner that I usually cook. Our wonderful neighbours across the street have invited us to share their Thanksgiving with them. But it wouldn’t be…

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Laurel Burch Pillow Cover

Just a quick post today to share photos of the pillow cover I made from Laurel Burch’s Holiday Celebrations fabric that I mentioned in my FNSI Results post. This is the front… It’s difficult to tell from the photo, but I straight-line quilted with gold thread in the gold lines that frame each image. The fabric I used for the…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

November FNSI Results – A Most Successful Evening

I am so pleased with the results of last night’s Friday Night Sew In. I was able to complete both Christmas stockings and on Monday they’ll be mailed off to Lyanna over at Purple Panda Quilts for her Stocking Drive to provide a handmade stocking to each of the foster children served by the agency she works for. After finishing…

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He’s Brilliant, He’s Handy, He’s Also a Got a Quirky Sense of Humour

I’ve mentioned before how brilliant my husband is. I’ve also mentioned how handy he is. What I haven’t told you is that he also has a quirky sense of humour that makes life fun. This afternoon, I was getting ingredients ready to make a half recipe of Greek Pastitsio and I needed four yolks for the béchamel sauce and 2…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing

How to Make a One Hour Table Runner

This is my version of the 10 Minute Table Runner because as I mentioned in my FNSI post… “…..I defy anyone to cut panels from two different fabrics, pin and sew those panels together, press the seams either open or to one side, turn right side out and press again; centering the narrower fabric over the wider fabric, pin and…

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